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Security architect, writer, protagonist.

Good writing and contributing to public discourse like this requires a certain level of risk and even a bit of provocation to make it good. If a comment has really provoked you, (or if you have found this profile by looking me up), chances are we have similar interests with different viewpoints, and we have enough in common that you should get in touch!

Writing has been a life-long artistic pursuit with a lot of process and exploration. HN meets the need with a polite fig leaf of pseudonymity without having to maintain a blog. If something I've written has given you a slightly new perspective on something, to me that's the greatest reward of all.

As for what this handle means, it is a nonsense word based on a quip about using machines and media for self aggrandizement, where a hagiography is a flattering biography, and moto- is a variation on auto-, with no implied link to the author of the auto- version.